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Alumni Teachers Return to the Classroom Cecilia Hughes-Smith Media Center Unveiling Fall ‘15 Athletic Guide Alumni & School Notes


Thank you for all that you do to support our mission and works

As Catholics and stewards here in Southwest Florida, we have the unique opportunity to ensure the financial prosperity of the parishes, schools and good works of our Diocese of Venice today, and for generations to come. Our Catholic Community Foundation is the financial vehicle, and your informational resource, to accomplish this.

The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a non-profit, religious, charitable organization that receives and manages assets to provide endowed funding specifically to support the parishes, schools and legacy of our Diocese of Venice.

Please contact us to discuss how we might partner to grow a legacy.

941.441.1124 ccf@dioceseofvenice.org The Catholic Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc. • 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285 • Fax: 941.484.1121 • Tax ID #: 54-2119051

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Letter from the Principal

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Letter from the Director of Development

Denny Denison

Gina Lombardo

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Cecilia Hughes-Smith Media Center

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Fall ‘15 Athletic Guide

46 Remembering Lee Gorgone-Buntrock 47 Helping students fulfill the college dream Catholic Community Foundation

48 Alumni return to the classroom 50 Welcoming our new staff 52 School Notes 54 Alumni Notes 56 Alumni Sports PUBLISHED BY

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LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

editor

PATTY HOLMES patty.holmes@bvhs.org pubisher

CONNIE RAMOS-WILLIAMS CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing creative director

APRIL BORDEAUX CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing photography

VIRTUAL SPORTS CRYSTAL JOZSA MICHELLE TRUNKETT principal

DENNY DENISON denny.denison@bvhs.org director of development

GINA LOMBARDO gina.lombardo@bvhs.org alumni director

MIKE GILL ‘68 mike.gill@bvhs.org athletic director

JOHN GULLEY john.gulley@bvhs.org sports editor

RYAN MURPHY Mtxemurphy@gmail.com ADVERTISING INFORMATION LINDA FIORE • 239.690.9840 Linda@ConricPR.com Black & Gold Magazine is published quarterly; fall, winter, spring, and summer by Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Inc. in partnership with CONRIC PR & Marketing|Publishing. More than 6,500 copies are provided to alumni, parents, students, and friends. Every effort is made to keep our database up to date and accurate. If you are a parent receiving this magazine at home in the name of your child, please contact us so we may update our database. All address updates should be made by emailing Patty Holmes at communications@bvhs.org.

Since 1962, Bishop Verot Catholic High School has been educating young men and women with the gospel message as our common core. We are not only providing an excellent education, we are a great witness to our beliefs and values. Our school continues to flourish due to the dedication of a strong and broad community of advocates. The faculty, staff, local pastors, school board, alumni, parents, past-parents, and benefactors remain engaged in active support of our Mission. As you may know, I am a product of Catholic education. From kindergarten through high school I was fortunate enough to have my life formed by our faith. My parents were not wealthy, but they sacrificed for me to ensure I was provided the best education available, much as you are doing for your own children today. I am writing about it now because I was struck by a picture I recently saw. It was the 200 new freshman boys in their shirts and ties standing on the steps of my alma mater, ready to begin their journey through the hallowed halls of Central Catholic High School, an allboys school. It was a very different era when I attended CCHS but I was proud to see the school is still going strong. Catholic schools across the country are closing their doors and public schools are filled to overflowing. Finances are the typical reason for the shift, but it is hard to deny other changes in our culture and our societal expectations are playing a part in the decline of Catholic education. God works in mysterious ways and I had to smile when I looked at the Viking mascot of Central Catholic, and recognized the same Viking looking down on me from the halls of Bishop Verot. How poignant it was for me to have come full circle. My education was founded in the gospel message and now I am a part of the formation of BV students, helping them live lives of faith just as I have. And just like Central Catholic, our Verot classes are full and our future is bright. We are not facing a decline in admissions, rather a surge, and just like our Viking brothers to the north, we are not afraid to say we are Catholic. Over the past year, I have taken the initiative to search through other high school publications to ensure our product exceeds standards. An over-riding message in my research was how schools highlighted graduates who were successful in the public eye, in an effort to prove the worth of the education provided. This positive touting was utilized to bolster the reputation of the school: doctors, lawyers, professional athletes, teachers, politicians, etc. And yet very little is mentioned about the people behind the professions. While our alumni hold the same careers, and make a significant contribution to the betterment of our society, it is essential to point out how Bishop Verot graduates are more than just successful, more than just a title, they are life-long practicing Catholics. Every student who attends this great school is armed with an arsenal of skills they gain in their four years at 5598 Sunrise Drive. We give them more than just a path to a rewarding career, we provide them with the tools necessary to make the right decision. Each day I am humbled to be a part of this community and extremely proud of our Viking family. We have much to celebrate in the accomplishments of our students and graduates. We also have a deep responsibility to be faithful to our Catholic Identity and purpose. We look to the future motivated by faith, sustained by hope, and inspired by love of God and neighbor.

ON THE COVER Alumni faculty and staff in the new Cecilia SmithHughes Media Center Photo credit: Stacey Elmeer Black & Gold Magazine • 239.274.6780 Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Inc. 5598 Sunrise Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33919

MISSION STATEMENT

Bishop Verot Catholic High School, building on more than 50 years of tradition and excellence in Catholic education, is a community of faith and learning dedicated to service and centered on Christ. An educational ministry of the Diocese of Venice, Florida, Bishop Verot serves students from southwest Florida as well as international students in a co-educational college preparatory environment. Bishop Verot provides students with opportunities for lifelong learning and leadership, teaching skills for college and values for life.

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ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB

32nd Annual

GOLF CLASSIC Saturday, October 31 Sanibel Island Golf Club st

For information and registration, visit

www.BVHS.org


When You Do The MaTh, everYThing PoinTs To BishoP veroT 99% of our graduates are accepted to college $11.9 million in college scholarships awarded

to our class of 150 students in 2015

$77,750 was the average college scholarship awarded in 2015 115

National Merit Scholars since 1998

85% of students participate in over 60 co-curriculars on campus

Join us for Bishop Verot Visit Days Verot Visit Days:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 ~ 9:30am to Noon Wednesday, November 11, 2015 ~ 9:30am to Noon

Placement Testing Days:

November 7, 2015 ~ 8am to Noon November 14, 2015 ~ 8am to Noon Please register online at: bvhs.org/admissions Contact Jill Rhone, Admissions Director 239.274.6760 or Jill.Rhone@bvhs.org BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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Fort Myers: 239.334.2195 Cape Coral: 239.542.3148

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A letter from the Director of Development My Fellow Vikings, Here we are again at the beginning of another school year with exciting changes to share with you. This past summer was one of transformation. We reconfigured the main entrance to provide increased safety for the Verot family, and transformed the library into a state-of–the-art media center. We received a gift of a beautiful gazebo to compliment the chapel garden and a new statue of the Blessed Mother (in memoriam of Lee Gorgone-Buntrock), which now adorns the walkway leading to the band room and the gymnasium. A deck, with picnic tables and umbrellas, has been added to offer more seating for students during their lunch. These changes all made for an extremely productive but short summer. With each of these projects, there was so much support. Parents, alumni, and the Verot family were all involved in providing the needed funds, labor, and of course prayers, that helped in these projects’ completions. Bishop Verot is a place of learning excellence, but it is truly so much more. It is a place of family, faith, and learning. You need only visit the campus for a few minutes and you sense the true nature of our community. As always, I want to thank each and every one of you for your contribution of time, talent, and treasure to the continued success of Bishop Verot Catholic High School. If not for the generosity of those who have chosen to give back, many of these advances would not be possible. If you have not already done so, please consider a donation to help our community continue its mission. Non Excidet!

Gina Lombardo Director of Development

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CECILIA HUGHES-SMITH LIBRARY A

s Bishop Verot alumni,

you probably remember starting each school year with a trip to the Book Fair. You arrived early, with the hope of getting the best books, and promptly put them in your locker in anticipation of the first day. At the end of each school day, you would stand at your locker, contemplating which of those books you needed to bring home for homework. Carrying a big, heavy backpack back and forth to school…ah, those were the days!

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Incoming freshman no longer attend a Book Fair. Instead, they attend iPad training, where they learn how to access their digital textbook from the “book locker” and how to submit their assignments online using Canvas. All homework is found on the Canvas app, as well as daily grade progress. No more pens and pencils. A stylus and iPad are what Verot’s students are using. Just as technology continues to change our world, Verot continues to make improvements supporting these advancements. Technology continues to play an important role in all we do, making the integration of technology in the classroom a necessity. Our mission to provide students with opportunities for lifelong learning and leadership, teaching skills for college and values for life is exemplified in the way our teachers teach. As the last school year ended, the transformation began. While students were leaving the campus, books were removed from the library, followed by the shelves. Paper was hung on the windows leaving curious visitors wondering. The carpet was torn out, summer staff grabbed paint brushes and ladders, and everyone went to work. New flooring was next, followed by furniture designed for collaborative learning spaces. In the open areas of the Media Center, workstations equipped with charging stations were installed, along with chairs for group seating and high top tables and stools. Flat screen televisions were hung on the walls, making digital learning suitable for a cooperative environment. And finally, the former VNN studio now holds the Monsignor iMac Lab, with 6 desktop Mac computers and green screen for video creation.

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On the first day of school, students found the windows still covered in paper and the door locked. The curiosity continued, until after the morning assembly, when students were invited, class by class, to see their new space. The excitement was obvious, as they tried out the new seating and stared in awe at the new snack bar, Beattie Café. As you can imagine, the Media Center has become one of the most popular places on campus. Students begin wandering in 30 minutes before the first bell and stay long after the final bell. The library, once a place for quiet, individual study, now a workplace encouraging students to work together and share ideas. The comments are all positive with some comparing the space to something one would see on a college campus. It is with great gratitude we thank the many families who supported this project, including those who answered Dr. Denison’s Call to the Heart at last year’s Mardi Gras Ball. If not for your generosity and shared vision for the future of Bishop Verot, this project would not have been possible. It is through our working together, as a united Verot family, we can continue to move forward in our mission. BV

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Bishop Verot High School Performing Arts presents:

LUCKY STIFF The Anderson Theater - 5598 Sunrise Dr.

Performances: Oct. 23rd - 7 PM, Oct. 24th - 7 PM Oct. 25th - 2 PM Tickets: General Admission: $10 BV Students: $3 Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Bishop Verot High School front office or at the Box Office prior to the performance.

Here For All Your Family’s Dental Needs Services Provided: Bonding Dental Cleaning Fillings Night Guards Root Canal Veneers

Crowns & Bridges Extractions Implant Restoration Oral Hygiene Sealants Whitening

William H. Truax, III, D.M.D. 2041 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33901

239.334.6136

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FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • DRUMLINE

2015 VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM Front Row L to R: Keeshaurn McCaulley, Deven Thompkins, Mathias Combs, Kobe Gee, Joel Webb, Marcus Evans, Cooper Gibson, Alex McDougall, William Webb, Keith Messery, Andrew Krutky, Thomas O’Sullivan. 2nd Row L to R: Kyle Collins, Brayden Cook, William Scott III, Richard Queen, Bryce Bachman, Nicholas Liccini, Joshua Schwartz, Lorenz Thomas, Bryce Glasgow, Anthony Moore, David Pink. 3rd Row L to R: Christopher Heidt, Tristan Perry, Nathan Holmes, Jacob Bowlin, Trey Oakley, Connor Lee, Garrett White, Anthony Cecere, David Mahan, Trevor Glasgow, Jeffrey Mocarsky, Aidan Maribona. 4th Row L to R: Zachary Shupe, Mario Cordero, James Holdgrafer,Viktor Beach, Andrew Vellela, Gabriel Garcia, Xavier Kelly, Cian Cranfield, Zachary DeRose. Back Row: Josh Vogelbach, Derek Bachman, John Nolan, Bill Shields, Matt Combs, Doug Back, John Phillips, Rod Williams. Not Pictured: Jeffrey Kiesel, LT Thomas (coach), Doug Chase (coach).

2015 Varsity Football Schedule Date 08/21/2015 08/28/2015 09/04/2015 09/11/2015 09/18/2015 09/25/2015 10/02/2015 10/09/2015 10/16/2015 10/23/2015 10/30/2015

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Time 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM

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Name at Estero High School Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Mariner High School at Lakeland Christian School at Lake Placid High School LaBelle High School Avon Park High School East Lee County High School Mulberry High School at Gateway Charter High School at Tenoroc High School BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Venue Wildcat Stadium Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Lakeland Christian School Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School Bishop Verot High School East Lee County HS Tenoroc High School


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Bill Shields begins his second season as Head Football Coach. Bill began his football coaching career here in 1991, leading the Vikings to the State Championship game against Jacksonville Bolles. Bill, and his wife Becky, have three grown children, Jennifer, Bryan and Lauren, and two grandchildren. Bill also teaches PE and Weight Training.

HEAD COACH BILL SHIELDS

RB COACH DEREK BACHMAN

OL COACH DOUG BACK

DB COACH DOUG CHASE

RECEIVER COACH MATT COMBS

LB COACH JOHN NOLAN

SPECIAL TEAMS JOHN PHILLIPS

SAFETY COACH LT THOMAS

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR JOSH VOGELBACH

DL COACH ROD WILLIAMS

ATH TRAINER HANS SMELKER

ATH DIRECTOR JOHN GULLEY

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FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • DRUMLINE

SENIOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS Bryce Bachman

Jacob Bowlin

Anthony Cecere

Kyle Collins

Cooper Gibson

Trevor Glasgow

James Holdgrafer

Nathan Holmes

Andrew Krutky

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Alex McDougall

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William Webb


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2015 Varsity Football Roster # Name 3 Keeshaurn McCaulley 4 Deven Thompkins 6 Mathias Combs 7 Kobe Gee 8 Joel Webb 9 Marcus Evans 10 Cooper Gibson 11 Alex McDougall 12 William Webb 15 Keith Messery 17 Andrew Krutky 18 Tom O'Sullivan 19 Kyle Collins 20 Brayden Cook 21 William Scott 22 Ricky Queen 23 Bryce Bachman 26 Josh Schwartz 27 Lorenz Thomas 28 Bryce Glasgow 29 Anthony Moore 30 David Pink 32 Chris Heidt 35 Tristen Perry 36 Nathan Holmes 40 Jacob Bowlin 41 Trey Oakley 48 Jeffrey Kiesel 51 Connor Lee 55 Garrett White 56 Anthony Cecere 59 David Mahan 61 Trevor Glasgow 62 Jeff Mocarsky 64 Aidan Maribona 66 Zach Schupe 75 James Holdgrafer 77 Viktor Beach 81 Andrew Vellela 82 Gabriel Garcia 84 Xavier Kelly 86 Cian Cranfield 87 Zach DeRose

Position CB FS,WR,KR WR,P QB,FS CB WR,FS WR,CB,PR QB SS DE CB SS WR SS RB,CB,KR RB,NG DE,TE DE FS DE DE CB FS,P MLB,FB CB,K TE,MLB SS CB OT DT SS,OG OG C G,DT DT,OG OG TE T,DE SS WR CB TE,SS DE

Grade JR SO SO SO SO SO SR SR SR SO SR JR SR SO SO JR SR SO JR JR JR JR SO JR SR SR JR JR SO SO SR JR SR SO SR JR SR JR SR SO JR JR SO

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Height 5'7" 5'7" 5'8" 5'10" 5'8" 5'11" 5'9" 5'11" 5'10" 6'1" 5'7" 6'0" 6'0" 5'8" 5'10" 5'8" 5'9" 6'2" 5'10" 5'11" 5'10" 5'6" 5'4" 5'9" 5'10" 6'3" 5'10" 5'8" 5'11" 5'10" 5'11" 5'10" 6'1" 6'3" 6'0" 6'2" 6'3" 6'5" 5'11" 5'11" 5'11" 5'10" 6'1"

Weight 134 140 130 150 140 147 145 155 130 185 150 170 155 160 170 180 155 185 172 165 165 115 130 205 150 215 150 140 220 174 180 180 250 220 245 280 215 285 175 154 175 155 185

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2015 JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM Front Row L to R: Team Managers Jennifer Roberts, Courtney Maw, Ombretta Lubin. 2nd Row L To R: Logan McLeod, Mulon Missick, Brad Harlow, Christopher Rugama, Mateo Hernandez, Cole Ames, Andrew Carter, Joseph Pink, Matt Powell, John Smith. 3rd Row L to R: Sam Heidt, Sam Archambault, Jayden Jackson, Garrett Dupre, Marc Cyr, Bryan Smith, Joshua Heald, Nick Colavito, Jacob Stirns, Joshua Halm. 4th Row L to R: Kenyon Dayton, Tiernan Dwyer, Carlos Pantoja-Malaga, Aaron Catala, Fletcher Reynolds, Julian Meyers, Alexander Coval, Jake Ramsey, Nick Hartmann, Dominic Trunkett, Ashton Mueller. Back Row: Dylan Heitmann, Jarred Simmons, Alvin Lalanne, Alex Crouch, Daniel McDougall, Dan Holmann, Cain Hernandez, Daniel Ogden, Robert Holmlund, Ryan Healy, Mike Collier. Not Pictured: Justin Feeney.

2015 Junior Varsity Football Schedule Date 09/03/2015 09/17/2015 09/23/2015 10/01/2015 10/08/2015 10/15/2015 10/22/2015

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Name at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School at LaBelle High School at Charlotte High School at Cypress Lake High School Gateway Charter High School North Fort Myers High School LaBelle High School

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2015 Junior Varsity Football Roster # Name 1 Logan McLeod 3 Mulon Missick 6 Brad Harlow 8 Christopher Rugama 9 Mateo Hernandez 11 Cole Ames 12 Andrew Carter 14 Joseph Pink 15 Matt Powell 16 John Smith, Jr. 17 Sam Heidt 18 Sam Archambault 19 Jayden Jackson 20 Garrett Dupre 21 Marc Cyr 22 Bryan Smith

# Name 23 Joshua Heald 24 Nick Colavito 27 Jacob Stirns 28 Joshua Halam 29 Kenyon Dayton 30 Tiernan Dwyer 40 Carlos Pantoja-Malaga 41 Aaron Catala 44 Fletcher Reynolds 45 Julian Meyers 54 Nick Hartman 56 Alex Sikora 59 Alexander Coval 61 Jake Ramsey 64 Dominic Trunkett 65 Ashton Mueller

# Name 66 Dylan Heitmann 68 Jarred Simmons 70 Alex Crouch 72 Alvin Lalanne 74 Daniel McDougall 75 Daniel Holmann 76 Justin Feeney 78 Cain Fernandez 79 Daniel Ogden 82 Robert Holmlund 84 Ryan Healy 86 Mike Collier Mgr Ombretta Lubin Mgr Courtney Maw Mgr Jennifer Roberts

Mike Gill ’68 is entering his 45th year as a teacher and coach at Bishop Verot. Over the years, he has served as Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and woodshop and drafting teacher. He has coached two generations of families and enjoys coaching freshman football more than any other sport. Coach Gill’s wife Pat teaches Mathematics at St. Francis Xavier School in Fort Myers. They have two sons, Zachary ‘98, an attorney, and Patrick ‘05, a doctor.

HEAD COACH MIKE GILL

Front Row L to R: Bruce Waddell (Offensive Line), Jeff Palmer (Receivers and Special Teams), Joe Fair ( Running Backs), Mike Gill (Head Coach), Marty Harrity (Linebackers), Kearney Hall (Defensive Coordinator) Back Row L to R: Adam Hall (Defensive Line), Matt Schuman (Defensive Backs), Mike Crouch ( Defensive Backs), JJ Ames (Offensive Line), Dave Owens (Offensive Coordinator) BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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2015 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM Back Row L to R: Niki Sabatino, Melissa Becker, Margaux Fry, Coach Jeremy Ridgeo, Mindie Mabry, Elise Brauch, Jessica Gedra. Front Row L to R: Kelsey Sullivan, Allison Gerlach, Alyssa Collins, Ali Herting, Teya Suico-Leonard, Selena Pfuner, Francesca Fuentes. Not Pictured: Casey Owens.

Jeremy Ridgeo enters his third season as Varsity Volleyball Coach at Bishop Verot, after coaching volleyball at North Ft. Myers High School for six seasons, where he is the all-time leader in wins. Coach Ridgeo has taken several 14U teams to the USAV National Championship tournament as coach and director of plyometric training and conditioning USA South Volleyball. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Jeremy has a degree in English from Ithaca College and has been a high school teacher for thirteen years. VARSITY COACH JEREMY RIDGEO

2015 Varsity Volleyball Roster Melissa Becker Elise Brauch – Senior Alyssa Collins Margaux Fry Francesca Fuentes

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SENIOR VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS Elise Brauch

Niki Sabatino

2015 Varsity Volleyball Schedule Date Time Name 08/18/2015 5:00 PM Preseason Classic 08/18/2015 7:00 PM Cypress Lake High School 08/18/2015 7:00 PM The Canterbury School 08/25/2015 6:00 PM at Southwest Florida Christian Academy 08/27/2015 6:30 PM at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School 09/01/2015 7:00 PM Gulf Coast High School 09/08/2015 6:30 PM Evangelical Christian School 09/10/2015 7:00 PM Barron G. Collier High School 09/15/2015 7:00 PM Estero High School 09/17/2015 6:00 PM at The Canterbury School 09/18/2015 TBA at C-M Cares Invitational 09/22/2015 7:00 PM at Gateway Charter High School 09/24/2015 7:00 PM at Oasis High School 09/26/2015 8:00 AM at Wildcat Invite 09/29/2015 7:00 PM LaBelle High School 10/01/2015 7:00 PM Gateway Charter High School 10/06/2015 7:00 PM Oasis High School 10/08/2015 7:00 PM at LaBelle High School 10/13/2015 7:00 PM at Barron G. Collier High School 10/20/2015 TBA District Tournament BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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2015 JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM Front Row L to R: Grace Cory, Alexa DosSantos,Team Manager Amanda Viera, Natalie Seoane, Kenzie Leonard, Abigail Clinger, Jade Soto, Tayli Filla Back Row L to R: Addison Nugent, Nicole Holdgrafer, Sophia Shahriari, Coach John Leonard, Lillian Mahan, Peyton Clark, Celeste Canzano.

John Leonard has been around the sport of volleyball at various levels for 23 years. He recently left his position as Head Volleyball Coach of Ave Maria University after three seasons at the helm. John has had coaching success in both the boys and girls game and has helped numerous teams earn national bids. As a player, John has participated in everything from indoor to beach and grass tournaments, including a top 12 finish in the 1996 USAV Men’s Nationals in Dallas, Texas. John is IMPACT and CAP I certified and has worked for three seasons at USA South Volleyball.

JV COACH JOHN LEONARD

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2015 Junior Varsity Volleyball Schedule Date 08/25/2015 08/27/2015 09/01/2015 09/08/2015 09/10/2015 09/15/2015 09/17/2015 09/22/2015 09/24/2015 09/26/2015 09/29/2015 10/01/2015 10/06/2015 10/08/2015 10/13/2015

Time 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 8:00 AM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM

Name at Southwest Florida Christian Academy at Saint John Neumann Catholic High School Gulf Coast High School Evangelical Christian School Barron G. Collier High School Estero High School at The Canterbury School at Gateway Charter High School at Oasis High School at Riverdale JV Tournament LaBelle High School Gateway Charter High School Oasis High School at LaBelle High School at Barron G. Collier High School

Venue SFCA/Grace Gym SJN Gym Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Canterbury School Gateway Charter High School The Shark Tank Riverdale HS Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium Nevins Gymnasium LHS Gym Cougar Gym

2015 Junior Varsity Volleyball Roster Celeste Canzano Peyton Clark Abigail Clinger Grace Cory Alexa DosSantos

Tayli Filla Nicole Holdgrafer Kenzie Leonard Lillian Mahan Addison Nugent

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Natalie Seoane Sophia Shahriari Jade Soto Amanda Viera* * Team Manager

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2015 BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM Front Row L to R: David Thompson, Andrew Shepherd, Jose Martinez, Kevin Norton, Thomas Arcentales, Michael Arias. Back Row L to R: Jake Comisar, Alex Avery, Coach Kevin Jordan, Blake Gee, Colin Maw. Not Pictured: Greyson Brown

Bishop Verot alumnus Kevin Jordan ’10, and UF graduate ’13, enters his second year as the Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach this upcoming fall season. Coach Jordan, a four year varsity letter winner for Varsity Cross Country and Track, hopes to use his competitive running experience to help guide his team to a successful season. “I was lucky enough to have both Father John and Father Joe Beattie as my coaches when I ran here not too long ago. To this day, I still carry the lessons they taught me about life and running, and I want nothing more than to be able to pass that wisdom on to our newest BVXC family.” HEAD COACH KEVIN JORDAN

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SENIOR CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS Michael Arias

Alex Avery

Blake Gee

2015 Boys Cross Country Roster Thomas Arcentales Michael Arias – Senior Alexander Avery – Senior Greyson Brown

Jake Comisar Blake Gee – Senior Jose Martinez Colin Maw

Kevin Norton Andrew Shepherd David Thompson

2015 Cross Country Schedule Date Time 8/22/15 7:30 AM 8/29/15 8:00 AM 9/05/15 7:30 AM 9/12/15 7:30 AM 9/19/15 7:30 AM 9/26/15 8:30 AM 10/3/15 8:00 AM 10/9/15 3:00 PM 10/17/15 8:00 AM 10/23/15 TBA 10/31/15 TBA 11/7/15 TBA

Name Pre-Season Indian 3K Caloosahatchee Riverdale Invitational Estero DDD Invitational Fort Myers Optimist Invite North Port XC Invitational Mariner Triton Invitational Bradenton Runners Club Invitational Disney Cross Country Classic Presented by New Balance 17th Annual Lely Trojan Cross Country Invitational FHSAA 2A District 12 FHSAA 2A Region 3 FHSAA 2A State Championship BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

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2015 GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM Front Row L to R: Haley Cerretani, Trinity Vallee, Julia Canzano, Isabella Rodriguez, Hannah Marzella, Olivia Cerretani, Ellise Holmes, Sara Hoyt. Back Row L to R: Anna Langermann, Briana Guerrieri, Geraghty Anne Ellis, Kayla Wherry, Junco Nelson, Shayla Merrigan, Caroline Pesch, Brianna Reardon, Gabriela DePalma, Coach Kevin Jordan. Not Pictured: Jenna Algeo, Jordan Merando.

SENIOR CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS Haley Cerretani

Geraghty Anne Ellis

Junco Nelson

Kayla Wherry

2015 Girls Cross Country Roster Jenna Algeo Julia Canzano Haley Cerretani - Senior Olivia Cerretani Gabriela DePalma

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2015 SWIM & DIVE TEAM First Row L to R: Sara Campos, Hannah VanDress, Bernadette Niehaus, Alessandra Ausset, Florencia Almada, Marleen Sinsel, Teresa Niehaus, Alexandra Iglesias, Amanda Reeter, Jennifer Farri. Second Row L to R: Erika Baumgardner, Olivia Horton, Shae Clifton, Olivia Humpel, Antonela Caro, Sandra Baumgardner, Renee Cyr, Amanda Maliva, Gabrielle Magnant. Third Row L to R: Megan Danehy, Madison Dugas, Erin Kyle, Bailey Russell, Craig Maliva, Mathew Pagan, Patrick Magnant, Chase Bella, Garrett Stanley, Jessica Weeks,Valerie Ospina, Alivia Baxmann. Back Row L to R: Joseph Swafford, Anthony Pohner, Beau Schoenegge, Stanislav VanGenderen, Matthew Strickland, Griffin Kupsaw, Noah Biel, Lee Bowman, Santiago Corredor, Coach Jason Baumgardner. Not Pictured: Jessy McLean.

HEAD COACH JASON BAUMGARDNER

Jason Baumgardner was born and raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He played baseball for Elon University and earned his B.S. in Sports Management/Business. Jason taught Physical Education and coached many sports teams, including swimming and diving, for 9 years at the Community School of Naples. While there, the Swim and DiveTeam won four District Championships. For the past six years, he has served as Athletic Director, and this past year, Dean of Students at the Village School of Naples. Jason, and his wife Jennifer, have four daughters, Sandra ’17, Erika ’18, Deisy ’20 and Laura ’21. He feels very blessed to have the opportunity to be a leader of such a successful program.

ASST COACH-DIVING STEPHANIE CORRADOR

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SENIOR SWIMMERS Noah Biel

Lee Bowman

Erin Kyle

Amanda Maliva

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Renee Cyr

Olivia Horton

Patrick Magnant

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FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • DRUMLINE

2015 Boys and Girls Swim & Dive Schedule Date 8/21/2015 8/26/2015 9/2/2015 9/12/2015 9/16/2015 9/19/2015 10/3/2015 10/7/2015 10/30/2015 10/31/2015 11/6/2015

Time 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 10:00 AM 6:00 PM 8:30 AM 12:00 PM 6:00 PM TBA TBA TBA

Name Black & Gold Meet Tri-Meet Gulf Coast High School Shark Relays Barron Collier High School Bulldog Invitational Catholic States Naples High School Regional Meet (Diving) Regional Meet State Championships

Venue Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex YMCA Norris Pool Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex The Bolles School Uible Pool Lakeland Highland Prep Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex Selby Aquatic Center Selby Aquatic Center Stuart, Florida

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Chase Bella Noah Biel - Senior Lee Bowman - Senior Santiago Corredor Griffin Kupsaw Patrick Magnant - Senior Craig Maliva Mathew Pagan - Senior Anthony Pohner Beau Schoenegge Garrett Stanley Matthew Strickland Joseph Swafford Stanislav VanGenderen Florencia Almada

Alessandra Ausset Erika Baumgardner Sandra Baumgardner Alivia Baxmann Sara Campos Antonela Caro Shae Clifton Renee Cyr – Senior Megan Danehy Madison Dugas Jennifer Farri Olivia Horton - Senior Olivia Humpel Alexandra Iglesias Erin Kyle – Senior

Gabrielle Magnant Amanda Maliva – Senior Jessy McLean – Senior Bernadette Niehaus Teresa Niehaus – Senior Valerie Ospina Amanda Reeter Bailey Russell Marleen Sinsel Hannah VanDress Jessica Weeks

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2015 BOYS GOLF TEAM

Front Row L to R: Harrison Kyle, Mason Kiernan, Alexander Hussey, Arnie Gillard, Dat Phan. Back Row L to R: Coach Andy Scott, Nolan Jerriey, Cole Connor, Blake Wheeler, Coach Mark Gagnon. Not Pictured: Peyton Staas.

Andy Scott is entering his third year coaching the Bishop Verot Boys Golf Team. He originally hails from Kentucky and has trained with world renown golf teachers such as Hank Haney, Bob Toski, Jim McLean, Phil Ritson, and Mac O’Grady. He has been amongst his peers and students alike as one of the top golf instructors in South Florida. His positive, simplistic approach to golf lessons has helped many players improve their games. Andy has a strong junior golf program which has produced 23 juniors to NCAA Collegiate Golf Scholarships. HEAD COACH ANDY SCOTT

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FOOTBALL • VOLLEYBALL • CROSS COUNTRY • SWIMMING • GOLF • CHEERLEADING • DRUMLINE

SENIOR GOLFER Cole Connor

2015 Boys Golf Schedule Date Time 08/24/2015 3:30 PM 08/26/2015 3:30 PM 08/27/2015 4:00 PM 09/01/2015 3:30 PM 09/02/2015 4:00 PM 09/09/2015 3:30 PM 09/09/2015 3:30 PM 09/10/2015 4:00 PM 10/07/2015 4:00 PM 10/08/2015 4:00 PM

Name Gateway vs. Bishop Verot Estero vs. Bishop Verot at ECS vs. Oasis/Bishop Verot Tri-Match at OHS Tri-Match Ft. Myers, Canterbury, Bishop Verot Tri-Meet Canterbury vs. Bishop Verot at Canterbury vs. Barron Collier at ECS vs. Bishop Verot Bishop Verot vs. Canterbury ECS vs. Bishop Verot

Venue Stoneybrook Golf Club Stoneybrook Golf Club Veranda Golf & CC Royal Tee Golf Course Stoneybrook Golf Club Stoneybrook Golf Club Crown Colony Country Club Veranda Golf & CC Stoneybrook Golf Club Stoneybrook Golf Club

2015 Boys Golf Team Roster Cole Connor – Senior Arnie Gillard Alexander Hussey

Nolan Jerriey Mason Kiernan Harrison Kyle

Dat Phan Peyton Staas Blake Wheeler

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2014 GIRLS GOLF TEAM L to R: Lauren Lockard, Caroline Snell, Rory Freeman, Hallianne Hobson, Claire Sattler, Coach Ed Lockard

After graduating high school in 1985, Ed Lockard moved to Ft. Myers to attend Edison Junior College. He has been a member of the Professional Golfer’s Association of America (PGA) for 22 years. Ed has been the head golf professional at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Resort on Sanibel and at the Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. In addition, he was the PGA director of golf at The Sanctuary Golf Club located on Sanibel for nine years, and in November of 2012, purchased Beachview Golf & Tennis Club (now known as Sanibel Island Golf Club) also located on Sanibel Island. He is in his third year of coaching Girls Varsity Golf at Bishop Verot. HEAD COACH ED LOCKARD

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SENIOR GOLFERS Hallianne Hobson

Lauren Lockard

2015 Girls Golf Team Roster Rory Freeman Hallianne Hobson – Senior

Lauren Lockard – Senior Claire Sattler

Caroline Snell

2015 Girls Golf Schedule Date Time Name 08/27/2015 4:00 PM Naples vs. Bishop Verot 09/01/2015 4:00 PM Oasis vs. Bishop Verot 09/02/2015 3:30 PM at Fort Myers vs. Bishop Verot & Canterbury 09/08/2015 4:00 PM SWFCA vs. Bishop Verot 09/15/2015 4:00 PM at Bishop Verot vs. SJN 09/22/2015 3:30 PM at Bishop Verot vs. Oasis 09/30/2015 3:30 PM at Bishop Verot vs. Naples 10/06/2015 4:00 PM SJN vs. Bishop Verot 10/07/2015 4:00 PM at Canterbury vs. Bishop Verot

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Venue Forest Country Club Forest Country Club Eastwood Country Club Forest Country Club Golden Gate Golf and Country Club Royal Tee Golf Course TBD Forest Country Club Crown Colony Country Club

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2014 VARSITY CHEERLEADING TEAM Front Row L to R: Hannah Crosby, Hannah Haefeli, Makenzie Dolan, Cameron Hargitt, Reagan Nowell, Karlie Manning, Isabella Mayes, Andrea Duca. Middle Row L to R: Ariel Meyers, Rachel Murphy, Sydney Nugent, Julia Boron, Jewel Breadmore, Grace Butler, Siobhan Brennan. Back Row L to R: Kate Pendy, Madison Hyde, Ally Fraser, Kelsi Snow, Ally Schaerf, Julia Nychyk, Bailey Fortier, Madison Jozsa. Not Pictured: Natalie Arnold, Kaitlyn McNamara.

Heidi Nychyk enters her second season as Head Coach of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad at Bishop Verot, after coaching cheerleading at St. Michael Lutheran School for many years. At St. Michaels, her team won first place at CFLAA and First Place National Champions at the 2014 Contest of Champions. Heidi has an extensive background in dance, has danced professionally, and taught dance for several years. Heidi resides in Fort Myers with her husband Tim and daughter, Julia ’18.

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Natalie Arnold Julia Boron – Senior Jewel Breadmore – Senior Siobhan Brennan – Senior Grace Butler – Senior Hannah Crosby – Senior Makenzie Dolan – Senior Andrea Duca – Senior Bailey Fortier – Senior

Ally Fraser – Senior Hannah Haefeli Cameron Hargitt Madison Hyde – Senior Madison Josza Karlie Manning Isabella Mayes Kaitlyn McNamara – Senior Ariel Meyers

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SENIOR CHEERLEADERS Siobhan Brennan

Julia Boron

Jewel Breadmore

Makenzie Dolan

Andrea Duca

Bailey Fortier

Madison Hyde

Reagan Nowell

Kaitlyn McNamara

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Ally Fraser

Rachel Murphy

Kate Pendy

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2015 JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADING TEAM Front Row L to R: Camryn Cook, Lexi Brady, Olivia Olmsted, Amy Piper, Gabriella Martinez. Middle Row L to R: Francesca Haskins, Allison Graeber-Witt, Skyler Hart, Ashley Dobranski, Maria Kacoyanis, Jennifer Farri. Back Row L to R: Leah Bombassaro, Harley Glasgow, Grace Trathen, Mary Fullenkamp, Alexandra Sullivan, Emma Erickson, Arianna Paisan. Not Pictured: Princess Delgado, Lindsey Gannon, Alexandra Iglesias, Kinzie Luthringer, Aubriana Rodriguez, Natalie Stemle.

Amy Glasgow enters her first year coaching at Bishop Verot. Amy was born and raised in Plover, Wisconsin. Amy served in the United States Army. She has an extensive background in cheer, including five years with Pop Warner. Last year, her team won the National Title for PeeWee Co-Ed. Amy lives in Cape Coral with her husband Cris, and three children, Trevor ’16, Bryce ’17, and Harley ’19.

2015 Junior Varsity Cheerleading Roster HEAD JV COACH AMY GLASGOW

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Leah Bombassaro Lexi Brady Camryn Cook Princess Delgado Ashley Dobranski Emma Erickson Jennifer Farri Mary Fullenkamp

Lindsey Gannon Harley Glasgow Allison Graeber-Witt Skyler Hart Francesca Haskins Alexandra Iglesias Maria Kacoyanis Kinzie Luthringer

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2014 DRUMLINE TEAM Front Row L to R: Bernardo Aulino, Erin Roche, Serena Kauffman, Carla Diaz. Back Row L to R: James Rowe, Jacob Williams, Juan Diaz, Robert Gaeta, Daniel Monserrate, Josie Vattimo, John Kauffman, Joshua Rowe, Stephanie Benitez, Garth Steger (Leader), Nicholas Espina. Not Pictured: Andrew Crouch, Jesse Smith.

Garth Steger is entering his second year leading the Drum Line. He spent eight years teaching in Central Florida, following his masters degree, where he worked with multiple competitive marching percussion lines (drumlines and front ensembles) at various schools. Many of these groups have performed at FMBC State Championships and have been awarded first prize in their division. Garth is happy to be at Bishop Verot working with the drumline and band.

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Erin Roche

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2011

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Baseball

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

Baseball

INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONS 1990 BOYS TRACK

2007 GIRLS TRACK

JOE MASELTER 1600M Run

STEPHANIE BROWN 200M Dash

1996 GIRLS TRACK

2007 GIRLS SWIMMING

JENNIFER KEHL Pole Vault

STEPHANIE PEACOCK 500M Freestyle

1998 GIRLS TRACK

2009 GIRLS SWIMMING

KATI BRADY High Jump

STEPHANIE PEACOCK 200M Freestyle

1999 BOYS trAcK

2009 GIRLS SWIMMING

MATT CULL Pole Vault

STEPHANIE PEACOCK 500M Freestyle

1999 GIRLS TRACK

2015 BOYS SWIMMING

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2011

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BOYS TENNIS

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2009

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State Finalist

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BOYS SOCCER

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State Semi-Finalist

GIRLS LACROSSE

2001

GIRLS SOCCER

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SOFTBALL

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SOFTBALL

1983

SOFTBALL

2004

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SOFTBALL

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Remembering Lee Gorgone-Buntrock By Mr. Bill Stejskal cheer and band trips, hosted cheerleading dinners, and drove the girls to games. She even chaperoned a class trip to Washington, D.C. What she did speaks to her dedication to the school and students. Over the years preceding her death, she often talked about how she loved being around the students and staff. Her daughter, Rusti, stated when her Mom was at Verot attending sporting events, plays, volunteering, whatever the capacity, they were the happiest times in her life. When Mrs. Buntrock passed away in March, 2015, her family asked all donations in her memory be sent to Bishop Verot. With those funds, a memorial garden was established on campus. It is complete with flowers, a small brick pathway and a statue of the Virgin Mary, for whom she had great love and devotion. Her grandchildren will maintain the area throughout the year. BV

Lee Gorgone-Buntrock began

her involvement with Bishop Verot in 1968 when her oldest daughter, Debbie, enrolled in her freshman year. This began a 36 year association with the school. In addition to Debbie, Mrs. Buntrock had five other children - David, Donna, Greg, Tommy and Rusti - graduate from Verot, as well as five grandchildren - DJ, Michael, Allison, Katie and Emma-Lee. There are two more grandchildren - Madison, Class of 2018, and Abigail, Class of 2019 - presently attending Verot. Besides her role as a Verot parent, Mrs. Buntrock was a member of the BV School Board, serving multiple terms, from 1968 - 1974 and returning 1986 - 1988. In 1992, she began working in the Front Office as the receptionist, a position she held until 2004. Her involvement with the school extended well beyond her children and her job. Mrs. Buntrock chaperoned numerous

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Catholic Community Foundation...

Helping students fulfill the college dream The Frank and Florence Coseglia Memorial Scholarship Fund is the first of its kind in the Diocese of Venice. This scholarship fund, managed by the Catholic Community Foundation, is shared among graduates of all three Catholic High Schools: Bishop Verot, St. John Neumann, and Cardinal Mooney. Bishop Verot has had three students chosen for this scholarship since its inception in 2012: (1) Ashleigh Brittenham ‘13, currently a junior at Florida State University, (2) Joanna Lubin ‘14, a sophomore at the University of Florida, and (3) Hannah Arcentales ‘15, a freshman at Notre Dame. Qualified applicants submit an essay explaining what their Catholic education has meant to them; what the

“The Coseglia Memorial Scholarship took off some of the financial stress of going to college. I have always worried about how I was going to pay for college. Not only did this scholarship provide me with a way to pay for my books and tuition, but it also allowed me to pursue my dreams. With the help of the Coseglia Memorial Foundation, Bishop Verot, and FSU, I am able to be one of the first people in my family to pursue a college degree.” ~ Ashleigh Brittenham ’13

scholarship would enable them to do; as well as outlining their future goals. Applicants must meet the following prerequisites: (1) completed all four years at a Diocese of Venice High School, (2) receive acceptance into an accredited college or university, (3) demonstrate financial need, (4) be in good academic standing, and (5) provide documentation of significant service to their school and parish. The Catholic Community Foundation’s committee members review all applications and award the scholarship funds. Choosing Catholic education is a financial sacrifice, which can make make funding college a challenge. The assistance available through the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, and this scholarship specifically, can make all the difference. BV

“I am so grateful to have been awarded the Coseglia Memorial Scholarship my senior year at Bishop Verot. The award came as a surprise for me during our senior award assembly. I remember listening to the introduction for the award and not thinking much of it until my name was called. The extra money really helped with some of my college expenses, so that was one less thing for my family and me to worry about. Right now I am attending the University of Florida, majoring in health science on the pre-dental track and minoring in Spanish. I love it here in Gainesville because there is always something new and adventurous to do.” ~ Joanna Lubin ’14 BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

“I’m so grateful for the financial and moral support of the Coseglia Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship, along with other generous sources, has allowed me to attend my dream school. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities I’ve been afforded through the continued support of Bishop Verot and the greater Diocese of Venice community. Thank you for helping me pursue my goals and dreams at Notre Dame! Go Irish!” ~ Hannah Arcentales ’15

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Alumni return to the classroom

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ikings typically take their Verot family very seriously, as is evident by the number of students returning to the Bishop Verot campus. Recent graduates come back to visit teachers and friends during their college breaks, former athletes return to the fields as coaches, and current parents reminisce about the time they spent walking these halls as students themselves. Some of our alumni go a step further and make Verot their career. Currently, we have 16 alumni on the staff as educators and administrators at Bishop Verot. To be able to preserve and share the Viking spirit with current students is impactful. Some of these alumni shared their thoughts about what it means to return to Verot…

would “I cannot imagine what my life n with be like without my associatio kids, Verot. My wife, Candi, and my are Barrett  and Kate - all of whom because BV grads - have been blessed family.” of our involvement with this

Bill Stejskal ‘71

“I feel at home at Verot. The sense of community and family still exists and I am pro ud to tell people I am an alumnus!”

Dr. Stefanie Beck Hart ‘94

ly learned how to solve “As a student, I not on ents ility of independent ev the compound probab se er!) and how to compo (thank you Ms. Shrin of s se y based on my analy an argumentative essa how u Mrs. Elmeer!), but literar y texts (thank yo th. It of a community of fai to truly be a member the ck and get to work in is wonderful to be ba rot ment that is Bishop Ve on vir en d re te en -c ist Chr High School.”

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Jill Brauer Rhone ‘0

“I’m very thankful to be back at Bishop Verot teaching Algebra and the new Introduction to Business course. When I decided to change careers from banking to education, I knew that BVHS was the only place that I wanted to be. It’s truly special to return home to the Verot family.” James Orr ‘03

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at Verot. My two children “I am honored to be teaching hews have graduated and some of my nieces and nep nds in my time here as a from here. I made lifelong frie same as a teacher. I feel student and continue to do the ent where I can share blessed to work in an environm ny sacrifices were made my faith with my students.  Ma e. My husband and I by my parents to send me her  I value the learning did the same for our children. provided at Verot and environment and opportunities enhance them.”   work each day to promote and

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Denise Bevillard York ‘82

“It ’s like being welcomed bac k into a family. The constant support from my fellow facult y members and former teachers makes me feel like I always have someone on whom I can rely. I also made fast friends with the other alumni on staff because we eas ily relate to each other about shared experiences tha t we had here as students. I love having the opportunity to give back to the community that made me wh o I am.”

Lisa Stevens ‘07

n a special place for me. “Bishop Verot has always bee nds that I am still close As a student, I made true frie time, my Catholic faith with today, while at the same er the guidance and strengthened and solidified und rs. Now after many examples of phenomenal teache at Verot helping years, I feel blessed to be back and share in its to educate and guide students, this school.  GO traditions once again.  I love VIKINGS!”

Mark Latell ‘83

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Welcoming our new staff…

Front Row L to R: Mr. John Phillips, Mr. Kevin Jordan ’10, Mrs. Kelly Metevia. Back Row L to R: Mr. Stephen Sattler, Mrs. Jennifer Crouch, Mrs. Katie Schlotterbeck, Mr. Sean Boyan. Photo inset: Fr. Murchadh O’Madagain

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e are pleased to introduce our newest members of the Bishop Verot family.

Sean Boyan Mr. Sean Boyan begins his 28th year in Catholic education, joining Bishop Verot as a Theology teacher. Sean holds a Master’s Degree of Theology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where he also completed his undergraduate studies. He most recently taught, for five years, at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sean is happy to be close to the beach and enjoys following

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the New York Mets. He and his wife Pamela have 3 daughters, Caroline, 29, Grace, 23 and Hannah, 18.

Jennifer Crouch Jennifer grew up in Lakeland, Florida, where she attended Santa Fe Catholic High School, and then graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in English Education. She began her teaching career at George Jenkins Senior High in Lakeland, teaching English I, II, and IV, as well as American History.  After taking time off to be with her two boys, and a brief move to Lansing, Michigan, for her husband’s job with Auto-Owners BISHOP VEROT ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Insurance Company, Jennifer arrived in Ft. Myers, only to be welcomed by Hurricane Charley. Jennifer spent 9 years teaching middle school Language Arts at Ft. Myers Christian School, and then moved to Six Mile Charter Academy to work with struggling students in the Intensive Reading Program. She is delighted to be joining her two sons at Bishop Verot, Andy ‘16 and Alex ‘19.  Beginning her 16th year of teaching, she is currently teaching English I and IV, and assisting with WHO club, and feels very blessed to be a member of the Bishop Verot family. Go Vikings!


Kevin Jordan ‘10 Kevin Jordan is yet another Bishop Verot graduate who has returned to the Bishop Verot community. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Psychology, Mr. Jordan moved back home to Ft. Myers to help coach the Verot Cross Country, Basketball, and Track and Field teams. This year, he joins us as the newest addition to the Social Studies Department as a World History and American History teacher. He feels very blessed to have been given this wonderful opportunity, and is extremely excited for what lies ahead!

Fr. Murchadh O’Madagain Fr. Murchadh O’Madagain (pronounced Mur-a-ca) was born and raised in Galway in the West of Ireland. He has three brothers and three sisters. He was ordained a priest in 1998 and has worked as a hospital chaplain and in various parishes. He studied in Rome from 2002-05 and completed his Doctorate in Spiritual Theology. He has also published three books: St. Therese of Lisieux: Through Love and Suffering; Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious; and By the Word of Their Testimony: the Journey of a Priest. He moved to the U.S. in 2013 and has worked in Sarasota and Venice. He now serves at Bishop Verot, FGCU, and the Church of the Resurrection.

Kelly Metevia Kelly is very excited to be working again at Bishop Verot. Some of you may remember her husband, Jason, and she coached our cheerleaders from 2007-2010. Kelly is originally from Sterling Heights, MI and has a degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University.  After

graduating from CMU, she began working at various television stations in Michigan. Those jobs gave her experience in reporting, videography, editing, producing and anchoring. Kelly moved to Florida in 2006 and worked for a number of years as a Reporter and Anchor for NBC2 and ABC7.  She decided to make a career change and share her years of experience and knowledge in the television news field with students, accepting a job as a TV production teacher for Lee County Schools. She is happy to be joining the Verot family once again. Kelly and her husband have two little girls. Her 3-year-old daughter attends St. Francis Xavier and they just welcomed their second daughter in May.

and Mathematics Departments. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and his Master of Science Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Originally from Michigan, he worked at General Motors Corporation for twenty years in multiple engineering and manufacturing roles. Stephen and his family relocated to Florida over 5 years ago to be closer to family, and he was most recently the Engineering and Manufacturing Manager at Haynes Corporation in Naples, Florida. Stephen and his wife Stacie have been married for seventeen years and have one daughter, Claire, who is beginning her freshman year at Bishop Verot High School.

John Phillips

Katie Schlotterbeck

Mr. John Phillips begins his 21st year in education, joining Bishop Verot as a Theology teacher as well as the Special Teams, Tight End, and Outside Linebacker Coach for the Varsity Football team. John graduated from Lycoming College and later attended Marywood Catholic University in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, earning his Master Level Catholic Catechist certification. As a high school football coach for the past 21 years, John coached the current NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray in high school, as well as current Florida State Wide receiver Travis Rudolph, and worked for three years under Steve Walsh (former Miami Hurricane and NFL QB) at Cardinal Newman High School. John and his wife Jessica have two sons, Jack, 10, and Joey, 7. He is grateful to join the Bishop Verot family.

Katie is very excited to be teaching biology and physical science at Bishop Verot. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, in 1982, majoring in Education with a minor in Science and Physical Education. She has spent the last 32 years teaching middle school science at St. Michael Lutheran School in Fort Myers. Katie and her husband, Tom Schlotterbeck, have two sons; Isaac ‘12, a senior at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Jonas ’14, a sophomore at American University in Washington D.C. She loves to travel and learn about other cultures and people, and recently spent two weeks in China and a week in Cuba visiting schools and studying how they teach science. BV

Stephen Sattler Mr. Stephen Sattler joins Bishop Verot, teaching in both the Science

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Cheerleading Competition

Non Excidet Monument

This summer,Viking cheerleaders were awarded with exclusive invitations to perform at the 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl PreGame Performance and the 2015 Varsity Spirit Spectacular at Disney World. They were given this honor based on their performance at this summer’s Universal Cheerleaders Association camp on the UCF campus in Orlando. The team was also presented with the Tradition plaque, awarded to the team who inspired leadership on and off the field. Great job!

The Horns and Swords club was established five years ago as a Viking spirit club, with the goal of encouraging the student body to attend and support their fellow Vikings at BVHS sporting events. Horns and Swords also organizes a number of events and fundraisers, including Homecoming Karaoke and spirit wear sales. In keeping with their goals of school spirit, our Viking Creed now hangs in the senior courtyard. A monument with the Viking Creed engraved on the front serves as a reminder of our Non Excidet spirit and was recently dedicated and blessed in Viking Stadium.

Guest Speaker Jenna Sandoval ’02 This fall, juniors and seniors were invited to Jenna’s presentation on college success and career preparedness. Jenna shared her experiences in sales, marketing, and advertising, both with Google and Instagram, across the U.S. and internationally. She also talked about the importance of internship programs and offered resume pointers.

International Student Banquet Each year, the National Honor Society, together with the Student Government Association, hosts an International Student Banquet welcoming our new students to the Verot family. This year, we broke bread with students from Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, the Dominican Republic,Vietnam, and China. We had a great time getting to know each other!

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Junco Nelson named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Junco has been named a Semifinalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program, the only student from the Class of 2016 to be honored with this distinction. Out of approximately 1.5 million juniors who entered the competition by taking the 2014 PSAT, only 16,000 of the highest scorers are named Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Junco is a member of the National Honor Society, volunteering many hours of service to her community, and also runs for the Bishop Verot Varsity Cross Country team. Congratulations to Junco. Hard work pays off!

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2015 SEASON WRAP UP Scott is one of 4 youth sailors chosen to train with the US Olympic Team this year. Congratulations Scott for also placing in the following races: • 1st place at US National Laser Radial Championship in Brant Beach, NJ • 1st place at Laser North American Laser Radial Championship Manteo, NC (this win Qualifies for Radial Youth Worlds in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland 2016) • 1st place at the Divisional High School Sailing Championship Qualifier in St. Pete, FL • 3rd place at US Sailing Laser Radial Youth Champs at Roger Williams University in Portsmouth, RI • 13th place at Youth Laser Radial Worlds at Kingston, ON Best of luck Scott in The Cressy High School Singlehanded Championship at the Old Dominion University Sailing Center in Norfolk, VA on October 30th against divisional winners from high schools across the country. Good luck in Rio this October training with the US Olympic Team.

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Jeff Skupny ’98

Tia Marie Garavuso ’04

Jeff and his wife, Melissa, welcomed their first child, Luca Robert, born on May 7, 2015. Luca was baptized September 27, 2015, at The Church of the Resurrection by Monsignor McNamara.  Jeff is a dentist in private practice in Naples.  Melissa is a physical therapist, most recently at Naples Community Hospital.  The couple resides with their son and English Bulldog, Lulu, in Estero.  

Christopher Dalton Johnson (Class of 2003) and Tia Marie Garavuso (Class of 2004) celebrated their wedding at the Biltmore in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve. Christopher played baseball for Bishop Verot and is currently playing Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. Tia was class president and is a graduate of Florida State University. The couple resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

Vanessa Akin ’02 Vanessa Akin recently joined the Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. She is also the President of the Red Shoe Society, the young professionals group that raises funds and awareness for the Ronald McDonald House. Vanessa is teaching Art History and Law Studies at Bishop Verot. Vanessa and her husband, Richard ‘02, have a one year old daughter, Mary.

Michael Lehnert ’08 Michael graduated spring of 2015 from the University of Florida Levin Law School. Michael is recently engaged to Leah Heinrich, also a graduate of the University of Florida’s Levin Law School. The couple resides in Fort Myers and is planning a November 2016 wedding at the Heitman House.

ALUMNI CALENDAR Class of 1966 Reunion Date and Time TBD. Please contact Gary Ricciardi '66 for more information or to help with the reunion at penguin.ysu@att.net

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Kelly Richards ’08

Calvin Holmes ’11

Kelly has opened her second store in downtown Fort Myers, a.R.e. The name a.R.e by Belle Fille is a combination of the owners two names, the a stands for Kim’s middle name, Ann, the e stands for Kelly’s middle name Eden and the R is their shared last name, Richards. Kelly wanted the sister store to reflect a downtown vibe, industrial yet eclectic. You can find the new store on Hendry Street.

Nathan Skupny ’09 Nathan became engaged to Priscilla Bezerra in December, 2014. They will be married in April, 2016 at Church of the Resurrection in Fort Myers. Both FSU grads, Nathan is an actuarial specialist with LTC Global in Fort Myers, and Priscilla is the District Secretary for State Representative Matt Caldwell, Dist. 79.  The couple resides in Fort Myers.

Calvin has received his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality. He is now employed with the Four Seasons Resort Orlando as a supervisor in the Recreation Department.

Cara Harrington ’11 Cara Harrington, a Gabelli Presidential Scholar, graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a Minor in Management and Leadership from Boston College. She was awarded the McCarthy Prize for best humanities thesis for her Scholar of the College project. She received the J. Paul Marcoux Award for academic and artistic excellence in theatre and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies. Post-graduation, she is working for the Independent Television and Film Festival as a VIP Coordinator in New York City. She wishes to pursue a career in television content development

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Class of ‘01

Class of ‘11

Chris Johnson

Chase Marinell

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Johnson’s seventh Major League season saw him move to a new destination, as the infielder was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Cleveland Indians midseason. Between the two teams, Johnson had recorded 48 hits and 11 runs batted in as of September 8, scoring 15 runs. In his second game with the Indians, Johnson went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in an 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Class of ‘10

Katie Mosher florida state volleyball

After a brilliant four-year career as a libero for the Seminoles, Mosher joined the Florida State coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. As of September 7, the Seminoles were ranked 19th in the nation, and were picked to finish second in the ACC. Mosher is also a member of the Florida Wave, a member of the USA Premier Volleyball League. Stephanie Peacock swimming

Peacock finished second in the 800 meter freestyle at the Phillips 66 National Championships, nearly running down the first place finisher in the final 50 meters with a 30.11 second time down the stretch. Peacock swam the 800 meters in 8 minutes, 28.25 seconds. In early September, Peacock was named to the USA Swimming National Team for 2015-2016 in the 800 meter freestyle, one of six American swimmers in the event on the team.

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Marinell, who is currently playing professional golf on the Canadian PGA Tour, had an excellent end to the summer, finishing in the top ten in four of his most recent (as of press time) six events, including a second-place finish in The Great Waterway Classic in Kingston, Ontario. He posted a third round 65, which was his best round on tour until a first round 64 the following week in the Wildfire Invitational. As of September 9, Marinell was ranked 17th in the tour’s Order of Merit. Daniel Vogelbach chicago cubs organization

Vogelbach finished his 2015 season with the Tennessee Smokies, the double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.Vogelbach hit .279 with 26 extra-base hits and 39 runs batted in. He recorded a .415 on-base percentage, the best mark in his four-year professional career. In June,Vogelbach was selected to play for Team USA in the Pan American Games. Andrew Palumbo, Vara SK professional soccer (Sweden) In late July, Palumbo signed a contract to play professional soccer for Vara SK, a team in the Swedish third division. Palumbo had played at Northern Illinois University, and was part of Verot’s 2011 state championship team.

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ALUMNI Class of ‘12

SPORTS Erin Persinger maryville soccer

Gina Clarke

Persinger played in all of Maryville’s first three games, including two victories for the Clarke started each of the Scots. Persinger helped her first four games for the Tampa Spartans, playing every set for a team to a shutout victory over team ranked No. 1 in the nation Bridgewater on September 5, a 1-0 win. The senior made four at the Division II level. Clarke starts and twenty appearances recorded 169 assists over the for the Scots as a junior. 14 sets, good for and average of just over 12 assists per set. Clarke’s Spartans have started the season 3-1, and are seeking to repeat as national champions. Paige Law tampa volleyball

Class of ‘13

Bridgette Ward florida southern volleyball

Ward, a senior outside hitter for the Mocs, played in three of the first four games for Florida Southern. The Mocs were ranked No. 11 in the nation, as of press time, and were undefeated in the team’s opening four contests, dropping only one set out of 13.

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Law scored her second FGCU goal on August 30 in Tampa, scoring in a 7-0 victory over LIU-Brooklyn. Law also scored a goal off the bench in one of the team’s preseason matches, a 72nd minute game-winner to give the Eagles a victory over the Florida Gators, which were ranked No. 8 in the nation. Quade Marinell

Bair Diamond florida football

Over the summer, Diamond was awarded a full scholarship for his final season with the Gator football program. Diamond had been a walk-on for the previous three seasons, seeing time on the field in 2014 as a redshirt sophomore. Diamond was awarded his scholarship by head coach Jim McElwain at a summer practice in front of his teammates.

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In the first three games of the season, Marinell scored two goals, one of three Flames to score multiple goals in the opening stretch of games. Marinell scored in the first two games, both victories, and his goal in the season opener against Emmanuel was the game-winner and the match’s only score. He also scored in a 4-0 victory over Trevecca Nazarene.

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DJ Oceant-Kelly

Dan Tufariello

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Oceant-Kelly was the leading receiver for St.Vincent College in their season opener against nationally-ranked John Carroll University. Oceant-Kelly made three catches for 32 yards, including a catch of 22 yards. The receiver led St.Vincent in receiving in 2014 with 52 catches and a touchdown. He also handled kick return duties for the Bearcats, returning three kicks for a total 84 yards. His longest return was a long 39 yard scamper. TJ Feeney saint vincent football

After playing in every game in 2014 and making 30 tackles, Feeney made one tackle in the season opener against John Carroll University. The junior linebacker has played in every game since his arrival on campus in 2013, making 46 total tackles.

Class of ‘14 Peter Routsis

Tufariello, who will play this year at the newly minted Florida SouthWestern State College program, was named an All-Star in the South Florida Collegiate Baseball League, a summer wood bat league for collegiate players. Tufariello hit .327 with 34 hits, nine doubles, and 12 runs batted in, all best on his Palm Beach Blazers.

Class of ‘15 Quinn Farrell

mount st. joseph football

Farrell was the starting quarterback for Mount St. Joseph in the season opener against Augustana College. Farrell played well in his first game as a true freshman, tossing three touchdowns and no interceptions in a narrow loss. He completed 21 of his 40 passes for 245 yards, and added 17 yards on the ground on a pair of carries. Farrell is expected to guide the MSJ offense, which put up 39 points in the opening game.

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Routsis played in each of the first four games for the Bonnies, including getting a start in the team’s match against LIU-Brooklyn on September 4. The defender was making his first four appearances for St. Bonaventure, and helped the Bonnies to a season-opening 2-1 victory over NJIT.

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